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17 October 10:38:02
We use the maple trees on WhistlePig Farm to produce our famous Barrel Aged Maple Syrup but we love watching what others decide to craft with their maple trees! This vase from @tothtoth is a perfect example of handcrafting something amazing from maple...🥃👌🏻
18 October 15:13:24
Pourers thrown from various weights of clay, scaled both up and down and coated with one of three different glazes before being fired in a reduction atmosphere for twelve hours. They pour pretty well I think, I haven’t experimented a huge amount with different styles but instead I’ve sort of arrived at this type after making batch after batch and refining what I like visually and of course what works well. Looking back at early iterations they weren’t nearly as pronounced as these, by this I mean the pouring lip was fairly wide and sort of flowed straight from the rim rather than being tight and defined like they are here. They were neither here or there, whereas these standout. In terms of pouring the narrow lip works well, it channels the liquid out in a clean flow unless it’s all tipped out at once in a overzealous manner. To create these lips I thin out a small section of the rim with a wet finger and thumb before flicking it out using my index finger or little finger, depending on the size of the vessel. Freshly pulled they appear very defined but as they slowly dry overnight they lose their shape as the clay tries to revert back to a circle, so the first thing I do in the morning after throwing a batch the day previously is to reshape it by squeezing in the corners. Often a pouring lip will protrude higher than the rest of the rim so some care has to be taken when trimming as not to damage it, I keep a tiny piece of foam around to place beneath it sometimes before I attach it to the wheel-head upside-down with three lumps of clay. The final adjustment to the lip comes after glazing. Once dipped a thick all covering layer of glaze coats the pot and often, if left untouched the lip once fired can be quite heavily glazed and lose it’s sharpness, which it needs to pour well. So while the glaze is still powdery and soft I carve away some of it and smooth it out with my finger to ensure it keeps a clean, sharp edge.
18 October 10:47:35
Wedgwood: A Story Of Creation And Innovation launches globally this week with @rizollibooks. Follow our Instagram stories this evening, live from our London launch event at @VAMuseum #Wedgwood #creation #innovation #craftsmanship